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A Brief Look at the Best of 2011

My list of the best movies I saw in 2011 is coming a little later than usual, but I missed a lot the last few months of the year and I’ve been catching up the last several months. It includes films you might expect to see, like The Tree of Life and A Separation, but I also saw fit to include some curiously overlooked films like the brilliant Meek’s Cutoff (which in time I expect to jump up one or two spots – it’s truly a classic American film) and Cold Weather. I haven’t had a chance to write up a longer piece about the list, but I wanted to post this brief list of the best of 2011.

1. The Tree of Life (d. Terrence Malick)

2. A Separation (Jodaeiye Nader az Simin, d. Asghar Farhadi)

3. Meek’s Cutoff (d. Kelly Reichardt)

4. Of Gods and Men (Des hommes et des dieux, d. Xavier Beauvois)

5. The Artist (d. Michel Hazanavicius)

6. Certified Copy (Copie conforme, d. Abbas Kiarostami)

7. 13 Assassins (Jusan-nin no shikaku, d. Takashi Miike)

8. Bridesmaids (d. Paul Feig)

9. Cold Weather (d. Aaron Katz)

10. Drive (d. Nicholas Winding Refn)

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